The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 499 528 538
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +10
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 108 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.096% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 0.71% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 29 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £403 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £403 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 105 £425 +5.59% 11
London +28 48 £475 -7.31% 5
City of London +14 18 £475 -9.52% 3
South East -6 16 £430 +10.96% 3
Berkshire +11 8 £338 -20.58% 1
North West 0 6 £350 +6.06% 1
Yorkshire -6 6 £401 +3.35% 1
West Yorkshire +1 4 £300 - 1
Leeds - 4 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £400 -
South West - 3 £400 -
York +8 2 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +2 2 £401 +3.35%
East of England -14 2 £300 - 1
Kent - 2 £405 -
Maidstone - 2 £405 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £450 -
Manchester -10 1 £363 +9.84% 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Marlow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - - 1

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 185 (98.40%) F5
2 133 (70.74%) Cisco
3 117 (62.23%) Firewall
4 100 (53.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 82 (43.62%) Juniper
6 75 (39.89%) CheckPoint
7 73 (38.83%) Cisco ASA
8 65 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
9 60 (31.91%) Load Balancing
10 54 (28.72%) CCNP
11 53 (28.19%) Network Security
12 49 (26.06%) BGP
12 49 (26.06%) ITIL
13 48 (25.53%) OSPF
14 44 (23.40%) WAN
14 44 (23.40%) Blue Coat
14 44 (23.40%) BIG-IP
15 39 (20.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 38 (20.21%) HP
17 37 (19.68%) LAN
18 33 (17.55%) Network Monitoring
19 32 (17.02%) DNS
19 32 (17.02%) SSL
20 31 (16.49%) Network Management
21 30 (15.96%) Windows
22 27 (14.36%) Network Design
22 27 (14.36%) Security Cleared
23 26 (13.83%) BMC
24 24 (12.77%) VPN
24 24 (12.77%) Linux

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.79%) IIS
2 5 (2.66%) Apache
3 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.06%) nginx
4 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.06%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (62.23%) Firewall
2 100 (53.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 73 (38.83%) Cisco ASA
4 53 (28.19%) Network Security
5 49 (26.06%) BGP
6 48 (25.53%) OSPF
7 44 (23.40%) WAN
7 44 (23.40%) BIG-IP
8 39 (20.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (19.68%) LAN
10 32 (17.02%) DNS
10 32 (17.02%) SSL
11 24 (12.77%) VPN
12 22 (11.70%) Junos
13 20 (10.64%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (9.57%) NetScreen
14 18 (9.57%) EIGRP
15 14 (7.45%) Wireless
15 14 (7.45%) WLAN
16 12 (6.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.79%) MySQL
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (12.77%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.19%) Banking
3 6 (3.19%) Retail
4 5 (2.66%) Games
5 2 (1.06%) Billing
5 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 68 (36.17%) Network Engineer
2 53 (28.19%) Consultant
3 30 (15.96%) Network Consultant
4 15 (7.98%) Network Specialist
5 14 (7.45%) Architect
6 13 (6.91%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.79%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (4.79%) Security Consultant
7 9 (4.79%) Design Engineer
7 9 (4.79%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (3.72%) Network Security Consultant
9 7 (3.72%) Monitoring Specialist
9 7 (3.72%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.19%) Security Specialist
10 6 (3.19%) Designer
10 6 (3.19%) Security Designer
10 6 (3.19%) Network Architect
11 5 (2.66%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.98%) CSS
2 11 (5.85%) Middleware
3 2 (1.06%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
4 1 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.11%) User Experience
2 12 (6.38%) Visualisation
3 11 (5.85%) PKI
4 9 (4.79%) CESG
4 9 (4.79%) Cryptography
4 9 (4.79%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.66%) Online Games
7 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.06%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.06%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.96%) Windows
2 24 (12.77%) Linux
3 12 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.79%) Android
4 9 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.79%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.79%) Windows Phone 8
4 9 (4.79%) Windows Phone
5 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.60%) CentOS
6 3 (1.60%) UNIX
7 2 (1.06%) MVS
7 2 (1.06%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.91%) Load Balancing
2 49 (26.06%) ITIL
3 33 (17.55%) Network Monitoring
4 31 (16.49%) Network Management
5 27 (14.36%) Network Design
6 19 (10.11%) Network Architecture
7 18 (9.57%) Service Management
8 16 (8.51%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.32%) Identity Management
9 10 (5.32%) Migration
10 9 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.79%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.79%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.79%) Time Management
10 9 (4.79%) Performance Management
10 9 (4.79%) Analytics
10 9 (4.79%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (4.26%) Change Control
11 8 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.72%) C
2 4 (2.13%) SQL
3 3 (1.60%) Lisp
3 3 (1.60%) Perl
4 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.06%) Java
5 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (28.72%) CCNP
3 27 (14.36%) Security Cleared
4 23 (12.23%) CCNA
5 20 (10.64%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.51%) CCSE
7 9 (4.79%) HP ASE
8 7 (3.72%) ACSP
9 6 (3.19%) Degree
10 5 (2.66%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.66%) CCIE
11 4 (2.13%) CCSA
12 3 (1.60%) CCDP
12 3 (1.60%) CISSP
13 2 (1.06%) CCSP
13 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.06%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) QA
2 8 (4.26%) JSP 440
2 8 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (12.23%) ProxySG
2 18 (9.57%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (6.38%) vSphere
4 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.79%) Firmware
5 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.66%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (10.64%) OPNET
2 11 (5.85%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (3.72%) OpenView
3 7 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.60%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.06%) Puppet
7 2 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.53%) SCOM
8 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.53%) RANCID
Vendors
1 185 (98.40%) F5
2 133 (70.74%) Cisco
3 82 (43.62%) Juniper
4 75 (39.89%) CheckPoint
5 44 (23.40%) Blue Coat
6 38 (20.21%) HP
7 26 (13.83%) BMC
8 24 (12.77%) McAfee
8 24 (12.77%) SolarWinds
9 22 (11.70%) TippingPoint
10 21 (11.17%) Nokia
11 18 (9.57%) VMware
12 17 (9.04%) Red Hat
12 17 (9.04%) Citrix
13 16 (8.51%) Riverbed
14 15 (7.98%) Fortinet
15 11 (5.85%) Motorola
15 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
15 11 (5.85%) Meraki
16 10 (5.32%) 3PAR
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